8th July 2020
Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service
See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.
Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place using:
See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.
Updated guidance for nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges in Leicester and the affected parts of Leicestershire
In response to the local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Leicester, we asked nurseries, schools and colleges to remain open, as they did at the beginning of this outbreak, only for children and young people who are vulnerable, and the children of critical workers.
We have updated the guidance for nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges in Leicester and the affected parts of Leicestershire to include information on holiday and after school clubs, tuition, and other out-of-school provision for children.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing eligibility and how to book
Testing is available to anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), whatever their age. Tests are free and can be requested through the NHS website.
Priority testing is available for essential workers and anyone they live with who display symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), this includes all education and childcare staff. Priority testing can be arranged through the self-referral portal on GOV.UK. Apply for a coronavirus test if you’re an essential worker.